One of the UK’s leading public sector pension administrators, LPPA, has added the Hammersmith and Fulham Pension Fund (HFPF) to its client list.
From 26 January 2022, the London borough pension fund, which is part of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), became the 18th pension administration client to partner with LPPA.
LPPA, with its head office based in Preston, Lancashire, started as the administration arm of Local Pensions Partnership (LPP) in 2016 as a collaboration between the Lancashire County Pension Fund (LCPF) and the London Pensions Fund Authority (LPFA). The administrator has since grown to provide administration services to more than 1,900 employers and 600,000 members of LGPS, Police and Firefighters’ pension schemes.
Exciting time of digital transformation
Hammersmith and Fulham first approached LPPA in December 2020 when it was looking for a new partner to replace its current administrator. After accepting an invitation to submit a formal proposal, LPPA impressed HFPF and was successfully awarded the pension administration contract.
The fund joins LPPA at the start of an exciting period of digital transformation, as the organisation prepares to introduce a new administration system.
Press release quotes
John Crowhurst, Commercial Director, LPPA, said:
‘We are delighted to be working with the Hammersmith and Fulham Pension Fund. Our shared belief in providing a high-quality service and outstanding customer experience for members of the pension fund makes us a great fit. I’m confident our collaboration will go from strength to strength.
‘The pension fund joins us at an exciting time as we move to a new pension administration system. This is an important step forward in our journey and we’re looking forward to providing a first-class pension administration service to Hammersmith and Fulham for many years to come.’
David Hughes, Shared Service Director of Audit, Fraud, Risk and Insurance, said:
‘We first approached LPPA in our search for a high-quality, forward-thinking pension administrator that could deliver top quality services to our members and employers. We had seen the good work LPPA had done when collaborating with other Local Government Pension Scheme funds and felt the company could achieve the same for us.’
Eleanor Dennis, Strategic Pensions Manager of the Hammersmith and Fulham Pension Fund, said:
‘We are excited to start a new chapter by partnering with LPPA as our new pension administrator and provide more ways for members, employers and beneficiaries to engage with the Hammersmith and Fulham Pension Fund. LPPA follows strong core values and focuses on providing a great service to employers and members, which is extremely important to us. We are confident that the LPPA team will deliver a more accessible, interactive and engaging pension experience.’